There is an increase in theft from vehicles in the city. Thieves are searching for anything left behind in vehicles. If the door is open, they’re going in. Always lock your car doors and do not leave any visible items in your car. Thieves will look for unlocked vehicles and will steal anything that catches their attention including: loose change, shopping bags, insurance papers, or garage door openers. Underground parkades and parking lots are targeted because thieves can break into multiple vehicles. These thefts are preventable by waiting for the garage gate to close, removing everything and securing your vehicle.
The New Westminster Police request vehicle owners to take steps in preventing these thefts. Report all suspicious and criminal activity immediately whether it is emergency or non‐emergency. If we work together we can make a difference.
For more information visit our crime prevention webpage or contact our Crime Prevention Team at 604‐529‐2446.